As many of you may know, we are currently in Lebanon doing voluntary work with children in refugee camps. We are working for a NGO called LOYAC; LOYAC is a non-profit organization with the aim of working towards the overall development of the youth. A year ago, LOYAC Lebanon founded the MobArt project. The Syrian Crisis has had a severe impact on civilians’ emotional and psychological well-being. Child refugees, especially, have gone through difficult times with little capacity to process their trauma. The MobArt Mobile Arts Caravans strive to create a place of refuge and play for these children affected by the Syrian Crisis: they offer creative education and inspiration at the Al-Faour refugee camps.
Next to helping Syrian Children, the project also aims to promote cohesion between Syrian refugees and the Lebanese community.
We have been working at the Mobart project for four weeks now and discussed a different theme every week; sports, team-building, mindfulness and environment. We are trying to create awareness among the children about these themes through implementing different activities. This week’s topic is health, and we have noticed that the children lack a lot of knowledge about this theme as well as the other themes. In order to really be able to teach them more about this we are in need of more materials. LOYAC was already able to provide the children with reusable water bottles to minimize waste a spread a new culture of preserving environment. Moreover, we got toothbrushes, toothpaste and basketballs donated, however more materials are needed!
This is where you come in! By setting up a this fundraising we will be able to provide the children with some basic things (such as water tanks for in the caravans, soap and hairbrushes), but also other things that we think are still missing and that can be useful. Please find a list of materials that we could give the children with your donation:
- Soap for every child
- 3 water tanks (to fill their reusable bottles and not having to go back to the camp during or between the classes)
- Hair brushes
- Washcloths (to clean their faces every day)
- Two baskets (for the basketballs)
- A school bag for every child
You can help us by even giving a small donation, every bit helps to provide the children with basic needs! We can assure you that the money is going to the benefits of the children in the camps.
Thank you so much!
Suad, Evi, Mirjam, Jazz, Li and Elsa
And the team of Loyac Lebanon
If you want more information:
Follow us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MobArtProject/
Or follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loyac_mob_art/
Or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org